Preventing Summer Slide in FUN Ways
Summer Brain Quest blog sponsorship, were provided by Workman Publishing. All thoughts are my own.
Happy Spring! It’s finally looking and feeling like spring here in Connecticut, and spring activities (like softball for bachelorette #2, pictured above) are in full force. End of school year stuff is starting to pop up- concerts, field trips…and that all means one thing. Summer is coming up fast. We don’t have a lot of plans for the summer (yet), but one thing that is always in the back of my mind is the darn summer slide that I hear so much about…kids losing some of what they learned during the school year. But how do you pair summer fun with school learning?
As the kids get older and things get more complicated, I do worry a bit more about them forgetting and while we don’t do a LOT of emphasis on school stuff during the summer, we do look for some fun ways to keep the kids’ minds fresh on what they learned in school. Plus, mine always complain when they spend a good chunk of a new school year re-learning what they had learned the year prior. Kids on average lose about 2 months of grade level equivalency in math over the summer. And while I firmly believe that summer is for play and adventures (even just in your own backyard using only imagination), I also believe kids should be able to retain information and not have to relearn things every fall. So, the compromise? A fun workbook for your child’s grade level that keeps that knowledge fresh in a fun, engaging way.
Summer Brain Quest workbooks, now available, make learning FUN and engaging for kids while keeping their brains fresh and ready for a new year to come. We have long loved Brain Quest products, and these new workbooks promise to keep the kids actively remembering their grade level curriculum. The workbooks contain curriculum content, but kids can hop around and go to activities that interest them. An interested kid is more likely to be engaged! Of course, my kids are weird and love to do workbooks, so I will have to hide these until summer comes or they will be finished before May begins.
You can buy Summer Brain Quest workbooks here:
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The Summer Brain Quest workbooks are available for grades K-6. Each is filled with curriculum-based exercises, bonus challenges, outside activities, over 150 stickers, a summer reading list, and a Brain Quest mini deck, Summer Brain Quest will get kids excited about learning while keeping essential skills and core subject concepts sharp all summer. All exercises are aligned to Common Core State Standards, Next Generation State Standards, and state social studies standards.
SUMMER BRAIN QUEST is notable because it offers a one-of-a-kind learning experience that delivers personalized learning for every type of kid. Personalized learning is an educational method where exercises are tailored to each child’s strengths, needs and interests. Our goal was to empower kids to have a voice in what and how they learn, while ensuring they get enough practice of the fundamentals. It achieves this through our interactive format.
SUMMER BRAIN QUEST is structured like a game; each book includes a pull-out map that guides kids on a learning quest. They fill in their route on the map by earning stickers for completing workbook pages as well as pursuing outdoor activities. The map offers a choice of routes, allowing kids to customize their learning path and pursue what excites them most (extra math problems? more hands-on science?), and also encouraging them to jump around within the book to follow their curiosity.
Summer Brain Quest workbooks are available now for purchase!
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If I win my kids will be using the 1-2 and 3-4 workbooks and I will be sharing the k-1 and 2-3 with niece and nephew.
I buy these workbooks for my kids over the summers, it’s great in many ways… from practicing how to focus on work (fun work) so they’re not bouncing around when summers over and they’re back in school to, of course, the obvious of keeping their mind sharp… there’s nothing worse than feeling unprepared of behind when in school… great tips : )
It’s really great for kids to continue learning during the summertime, but having fun at the same time too. Those workbooks sound amazing!
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
As a former Special Ed Teacher I always appreciated it when parents kept their children’s mind sharp during the summer it made the transition back to school that much easier. 🙂
This is a great idea. It’s true, kids can lose focus and forget what they have been taught at school during the summer break so if you can find a way to make it fun for them thats great
Chrishelle Ebner says
I used to make my kids read all summer long. They hated it, but it kept their minds sharp for the week back to school. I would love to have a set of these for my grandson when he gets a little older.
DAWN Gibson-Thigpen says
That’s an awesome set of books. my friend should get a couple of these sets for her girls.
HilLesha O'Nan says
My son is slightly obsessed with anything educational, so I know that he’d love to have these books! I’ll definitely have to purchase one.
I heard summer slide and it can be much when a kid is out for a short amount of time. Good tips and info!
Victoria Heckstall says
It’s summer, and school-aged kids are finding all kinds of ways to have fun, from a trip to the pool or playground to catching Pokémon with smart phones.
I hate to see kiddos lose all they learn over the course of summer. These are great tools for encouraging brain use over the summer.
Kelly Hutchinson says
My kids LOVE the Brain Quest books. They could read them round the clock!
Michelle Waller says
I am going to have to look into this for my oldest daughter. She loves to do workbooks like these over the summer.
Natalie Z says
I bet my 3 boys would love this! I am always looking for fun ways to educate them during summer time.
That’s a great set of books. I should get a couple of these sets for my girls. This would keep them busy this summer.
Tessa Smith says
These are some great books that I will check out for my young girls. I am excited to spend the summer with them, but I want them to learn too. Thank you!
Melissa Dixon says
This looks perfect for the Summer. I am excited that it is almost here!
Terri Beavers says
Our school system was going year round to prevent the kids from forgetting what they were learning. As of last year, they changed that so I definitely need to look into this company.
Rebecca Swenor says
The Summer Brain Quest is indeed a great way to prevent the kids from forgetting what they learned from the last school year during summer break.The fact that the child can fill in their route on the map and by earning stickers for completing workbook pages as well as pursuing outdoor activities can make it feel less like school work. Thanks for sharing the information.
I think its great to keep kids learning through the summer months, and making it fun will definitely give them more reason to do it!
Erin Juarez says
My son Sam would LOVE these… getting them to last all summer… that would be a challenge.
That’s why I hid these until school’s out!
Joely Smith says
What a wonderful prize pack! Also a smart way to keep the kids brains busy AND entertained over the summer!
Claudia Krusch says
These are great books to help keep kids learning during the summer break. I try to challenge the kids to keep them on their toes all summer long.
These look great! I have been thinking about what I might do with my 5 boys this summer just to keep them busy, but also learning. This looks fun!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
I love those! You HAVE to make learning fun for the kids, especially during the summer. Otherwise, they just feel like you’re torturing them.
Sarah Bailey says
What a great looking set of workbooks the summer holiday can be such a long time away from the school routine and friends.